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Culture: New Atari Items From ThinkGeek

It appears not only is Atari making a come back with a new system, but ThinkGeek has just released some new items. They have just released a new Cap, Wallet, and Lunchbox/thermos combo and Backpack.


Atari Black Katakana Flat Brim Cap:



Ready Player One may be a 2018 movie, but this hat reflects a simpler time. A time when Space Invaders was the pinnacle of gaming awesomeness. A time when E.T. got buried in the desert.

Remember old-school gaming with this Atari Black Katakana Flat Brim Cap. It’s perfect whether you’re fighting centipedes in the garden or riding an oversized chicken into battle.

Product Specifications 

  • Atari Black Katakana Flat Brim Cap
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive
  • 6-panel baseball cap with black stitched eyelets
  • Plastic adjustable snapback
  • Atari logo embroidered on front
  • Atari in Japanese characters printed under the brim
  • Back embroidery reads “Old School Gamer”

Atari Black Katakana Wallet:



Millions of years ago, if a geek wanted to play video games, they had to take a pocketful of quarters to the mall where darkened rooms filled with 6-foot-tall cabinets bleeped and blooped in glowing 8-bit goodness. We had to use our imaginations and believe that jagged white lines were massive hurtling asteroids, and that a triangle was your intrepid starship attempting to navigate the void.

That was our first introduction to Atari, and those amazing Centipede and Tempest cabinets convinced us that we needed a way to play without quarters – a way to play from the comfort of our own homes. Not only were the floors at home less sticky, but also it gave us time to commune with the games enough that we could find things like Warren Robinett’s Adventure Easter egg. Get rid of the quarters and remember a time when you had to use the A/V switcher to play your Atari 2600 with this wallet.

Product Specifications 

  • Atari Black Katakana Wallet
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive
  • Classic Japanese Atari logo printed on the outside
  • 3 card slots + 1 bill folder + 1 open pocket + 1 pocket behind card slots
  • Snaps closed
  • Materials: Faux leather
  • Care Instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent
  • Imported
  • Dimensions: 4 1/4″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide (closed)


Atari Black Katakana Lunch Tin with Thermos:



For most folks in their 30s, Mario represents their computing youth. For most of us in our 40s, the Atari logo is our totem of a misspent youth. Even though the corporation has morphed many times from what it once was, when we see the friendly Atari logo on packaging today, it still fills us with nostalgia for a simpler time. A time when woodgrain was cool. A time when televisions didn’t have remotes. A time when there were no 3-button combos, because there was only one button.

So we get James Halliday’s obsession with Atari. We’re there with him, or at least some of us were. For the rest of you younguns like Parzival, you’ll just have to believe us that despite the blockiness and clunky controllers, it was pure awesome. Carry your lunch old-school gamer-style with this Atari Black Katakana Lunch Tin with Thermos, inspired by Ready Player One.

Product Specifications 

  • Atari Black Katakana Lunch Tin with Thermos
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive
  • Lunchbox comes with a thermos, just like they did back in the 70s and 80s
  • Lunchbox has classic Japanese Atari logo on both ends and a stripe running around the side
  • Bottle includes screw-off top and lid that doubles as a cup
  • Metal latch on top
  • Capacity: 12 oz. (bottle)
  • Materials: Tin
  • Care Instructions: Clean with damp cloth.
  • Imported
  • Dimensions: 6.6″ tall x 7.8″ wide x 4.1″ deep box + 6.3″ tall x 3.5″ diameter bottle


Atari Black Katakana Backpack:



In the olden days of gaming, when quarters were a hot commodity and color graphics were the newest innovation, one name stood out as king: Atari. The games were visually simple, but still retain their hold as some of the most challenging and fun games ever created.

Celebrate the days when game designers had only 128 bytes of RAM and no screen buffer to work with. This simple Atari Black Katakana Backpack will let you tote around your latest console, should you so desire, in old-school style. It has a laptop/tablet pocket to protect the goods, too. But no woodgrain. Sorry.

Product Specifications

  • Atari Black Katakana Backpack
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive
  • Padded laptop / tablet pocket inside
  • Padded adjustable straps
  • Front pouch with Atari in Japanese characters embroidered on the outside closes with zipper
  • Side pockets with snaps
  • Flap closes with snap
  • Cinch top under flap
  • Top handle for quick grab-and-go action or ease of hanging
  • Materials: 100% cotton canvas, exclusive of decoration
  • Care Instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent
  • Imported
  • Exterior Dimensions: 14″ wide x 16″ tall x 5″ deep
  • Laptop / Tablet Pocket: 10 1/2″ wide x 12 1/2″ high (can extend to 16″ with open top) x 1″ deep
  • Weight: 1 lb.
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